Who We Are

The Grover Cleveland Park Board of Trustees:

Lisa Garrity, President
Claudia Kolster, Vice President
Diane Mensinger, Secretary
Loren Betros, Treasurer
Claudia Kolster, Board Member
Kevin Byrne, Board Member
Diane Mensinger, Board Member
Kathleen Fisher, Board Member
Christine Gurriere, Board Member

Advisory Board:
Wendy Callaghan
Kathleen Carrara
Douglas Morrison
Suzy von Lengerke
Sharon Morrissey

The Advisory Board meets as needed to help identify priorities, projects and future Trustees and volunteers. Please contact GCPC if you are interested in serving on this board.

Memberships:
National Association of Olmsted Parks www.olmsted.org
Center for Non-Profit Corporations www.njnonprofits.org
Native Plant Society of New Jersey http://npsnj.org/

Our Accomplishments

· Plant and maintain Triangle Garden (ongoing)
· Plant and maintain Gould Street Triangle garden (ongoing)
· Dead and dangerous trees and limbs removed using Special Purpose Grant and private donations (12/06)
· Planted 45 cherry trees along brook (11/08)
· Planted 4 trees throughout (4/09)
· Planted Gould St. triangle garden (5/09)
· Dogwoods planted along Brookside Avenue (4/10)
· 11 trees planted in picnic grove & pond (7/2011)
· 3 new cherry trees planted (11/2011)
· 5 new trees planted (fall 2012)
· Leucothoe shrubs planted around perimeter of Gould Triangle Garden (spring 2012)
· Entrance sign planters planted (spring 2013)
· 5 Zelkova trees planted (spring 2013)

· Children’s House roof fixed (9/02)
· Parking lots surfaced (7/03)
· Playground Gate purchased using Starbucks Community Grant (8/05)
· New entrance signs – Essex County (5/10)
· Renovate Pond House, install new benches, light stanchions, upgrade ball field (Spring 2006)

Jungle Gym
Jungle Gym

· Fence around playground installed (6/01)
· Shuffleboard & bocce equipment purchased by Conservancy
· Horseshoe pits refurbished & shoes bought – Eagle Scout project (11/02)
· Playground installed (6/03)
· ADA accessible picnic grove (spring 2013)
· Two picnic tables installed near playground (summer2013)
· Rehabilitated the Picnic Grove (Summer 2009)

 

 

 

Playground Gate
Playground Gate

· Pond path paved (7/03)
· Emergent and sub-emergent plants planted along banks of pond to provide bank stabilization and act to filter water (June 2004)
· Brook Rehabilitation complete (8/11)

· Bluebird boxes installed – Cadet Scout project (5/03)
· Skating weather permitting (2001 – 2007, 2009)
· Turtle Garden planned and planted. Girl Scout project (6/05)
· Trails blazed – Boy Scout project (9/05)
· Measured fitness trail marked with mile markers every 1/4 mile (3/08)
· Completed brick paver fundraiser (5/09)